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Single Idea 22825

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 2. The Law / b. Rule of law]

Full Idea

The 1689 Bill of Rights said the monarch could not create new courts of law, or act as a judge at law.

Gist of Idea

The 1689 Bill of Rights denied the monarch new courts, or the right to sit as judge


John Charvet (Liberalism: the basics [2019], 02)

Book Reference

Charvet,John: 'Liberalism: the basics' [Routledge 2019], p.9

A Reaction

The background was the abolition of the court of Star Chamber in 1641, which had been secret, severe, and controlled by the monarch. Is it possible to create a new type of court, or are we stuck with the current ones?